Brunei wushu athletes shine at international virtual meet

Fadhil Yunus

Brunei Darussalam wushu athletes produced a strong showing in the International Wushu Federation’s (IWF) Wushu Taolu Virtual Competition 2021.

The country’s top female practitioner Basma Lachkar led the way with a first category prize in the Taijiquan event after posting a score of 8.583 points and a second category prize in the Taijijian event with 8.303 points.

Her compatriot and fellow Southeast Asian Games (SEA) medallist Hosea Wong Zheng Yu emulated the feat of attaining a first category prize in the Taijiquan event with 8.173 points.

The quartet of Lim Yee Sean, Li Ziyan, Walid Lachkar and Abel Lim Wee Yuan also impressed in the international stage after earning good results.

Lim Yee Sean made a mark in the Taijijian event after winning a first category prize with 8.333 points followed by a second category prize in the Taijiquan event with a score of 8.486 points.

The trio of Li Ziyan, Walid Lachkar and Abel Lim Wee Yuan also attained second category prizes in their respective events.

National wushu coach Li Hui expressed satisfaction with the performances of the four new athletes whose online appearances served, as good preparations for future  international tournaments.

Wushu athlete Li Ziyan. PHOTO: WFBD